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Vol. 51 No. 39 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. October 2, 2009


Cocoa Beach Air Show
this weekend


An average
of one in four
federal
employees
will benefit
this year alone
from CFC.

Please give
what you can.

Campaign
runs from
Oct. 5 20


Photo by Carleton Bailie, United Launch Alliance


U.S. Air Force Supports

Successful Delta II

STSS DEMO Launch
45th Space Wing Public Affairs
(CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION,
Fla.) The U.S. Air Force supported the suc-
cessful NASA-led launch of a Space Tracking
and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS
Demo) aboard a Delta II booster Sept. 25. The
system launched at 8:20 a.m. (EDT) from Space
Launch Complex 17B here.
The STSS DEMO mission is specifically
designed to support the Ballistic Missile Defense
System (BMDS), a program that falls under
the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The system
allows for the detection, tracking, and inter-
ception of ballistic missiles in order to defend
the United States, deployed forces, allies, and
friends against enemy ballistic missiles.
"The STSS DEMO mission is important to
our nation's defense. Our team continues to
work hard to ensure we are doing all we can to
provide the support needed for such important
missions to occur," said Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton Jr., 45th Space Wing commander.
The 45th Space Wing personnel supported
NASA's launch in a resource protection role,
ensuring that the pad was fully operational.
"We have a great team that does whatever
it takes to ensure mission success. If one tiny
detail is wrong the whole mission can not be
successful. It is crucial for us to ensure the
details are taken care of, all the while keep-
ing the big picture in mind." said 1st Lt. Scott
Nakatani, 5th Space Launch Squadron. The
STSS DEMO configuration allows for object
tracking after the boost phase and it provides
trajectory information.


Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.


October 2, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 39





2 October 2, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS


Energy use: Moving in the right direction


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing

October is officially designated
as Energy Awareness Month by
the Department of Defense and the
U.S. Air Force. This year's theme,
"Energy Solutions ... Fueling the
Mission," highlights the importance
of energy to our overall mission to
"Fly, Fight and Win," and supports
our Air Force energy strategy to
reduce demand, increase supply,
and change the culture.
The need to reduce our energy
consumption while diversifying our
energy resources is more compel-
ling than ever as continued pres-
sure on the defense budget, along
with the continued demand relative
to Middle East operations, has put
a focus and a sense of urgency on
our need to better manage the built
environment and our systems, as
well as our operations.


From


the


top


We must focus on eliminat-
ing wasteful use and on improv-
ing the efficiencies of our systems.
Conservation and efficiency helps
address the risk that rising com-
modity costs represent to Air Force
missions. For example, the Air Force
fuel bill (including aviation) exceeds
$10 million per day and every $10
per barrel increase drives up costs
$600 million per year.
We need to free up our resources
so that the war fighters in harm's
way have everything they need to
conduct operations.
The 45th Space Wing spent


$32 million on facility energy in
Fiscal Year 2008. A 30-percent
reduction in energy consumption
has the potential to save the base
more than $9 million annually. We
are currently on track to meet this
ambitious goal, thanks to you.
Every month is Energy Awareness
Month in the Air Force and at
the 45th Space Wing. In your
squadrons, during mission plan-
ning, in the backshops, and in
your homes, focus on how you and
your team can more efficiently use
energy.
I encourage everyone in the 45th
Space Wing and our mission part-
ners to continue the great work
you are doing to reduce our energy
consumption. We must continue to
reduce our energy demand, identify
and increase our domestic energy
supply, and make energy a consid-
eration in all we do.
And hit the lights at the door on
your way out.


Most important shot is next one


By Lt. Col. John Giles
Commander 45th Operations
Support Squadron

Ben Hogan once said "the most
important shot in golf is the next
one."
It doesn't matter whether you
find yourself on the golf course or
in the workplace; at some point
every individual is going to face
adversity. Sometimes it's a mistake
you've made, but other times you
just wake up on the railroad tracks
with a bright light speeding toward
you. Either way, if you are going to
achieve your desired outcome, the
most important thing is what you
do next.
This is especially true if you
are in a leadership position. Not
only does it fall to you to make the
right choices, you also set the tone
for how your people will respond.
Maintaining your composure and
focusing on the objective can make


Commander's Corner


all the difference. If you find your-
self in this position, here are a few
tips to consider ...
Maintain a calm, competent, com-
posed demeanor. While it might be
self satisfying to fly off the handle,
it probably won't help. Don't lose
your cool unless it serves your pur-
pose.
Focus on the objective.
Understand what it is you want to
achieve and concentrate solely on
that outcome. Set aside the temp-
tation to play the blame game or
have a pity party.
Develop a methodical approach.
Break down the task so your team
can handle it more effectively.
This may mean laying out a time
sequence or dividing the task into
logical subtasks.
In addition to making the task


more manageable, a methodical
approach signals your people that
you are still in the game, and look-
ing for ways to go from the defen-
sive to the offensive to tackle the
problem.
Work out a strategy. Figure out
a way to use the means at your
disposal to navigate through the
uncertainty of your situation and
achieve the desired end state. An
effective strategy will allow you to
remain engaged and functioning
effectively in spite of the adversity
of the situation.
Most importantly, don't quit
in the face of adversity. Take the
advice of Winston Churchill, given
while making closing remarks dur-
ing a speech to students in October
of 1941. He said, "Never give in.
Never give in. Never, never, never,
never in nothing, great or small,
large or petty never give in, except
to convictions of honor and good
sense."


Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Chief of Internal Information
Mr. Chris Calkins
Editor
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
Photographers

Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
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not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
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sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical
handicap, political affiliation or any other non-
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Editorial content is edited, prepared and
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Patrick AFB Fire Department urges residents


to 'Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned'


The statistics are
staggering.
Each year roughly
3,000 people die as
a result of home fires
and burns, and
more than 200,000
individuals are seen
in the nation's
emergency rooms for
burn injuries.

Courtesy of
45th SW Fire Department

Once a child touches a hot
stove, as the cliche goes-he
learns his lesson, stay away from
a hot stove. This cliche does not
take into account the pain and
suffering from burns and burns
should not be part of the learning
process.
That's why the Patrick AFB
Fire Department is teaming up
with the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) for Fire
Prevention Week 2009 October
4-10 to urge Patrick AFB resi-
dents to "Stay Fire Smart! Don't
Get Burned."
This year's campaign focuses
on ways to keep homes fire
safe and prevent painful burns.
Additionally, fire safety educators
will be teaching local residents
how to plan and practice escape
from a home in case a fire occurs.
The statistics are staggering.
Each year roughly 3,000 people
die as a result of home fires and
burns, and more than 200,000
individuals are seen in the
nation's emergency rooms for burn
injuries.
By following simple safety rules,


Photo by Chris Calki
For 85 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making
it the longest running public health and safety observance on record.


you can "Stay Fire Smart! Don't
Get Burned."
* Keep hot foods and liquids away
from tables and counter edges so
they cannot be pulled or knocked
over.
* Have a 3-foot "kid-free" zone
around the stove.
* Never hold a child in your arms
while preparing hot food or drink-
ing a hot beverage.
* Be careful when using things
that get hot such as curling irons,
oven, irons, lamps, heaters.
* Install tamper-resistant recepta-
cles to prevent a child from stick-
ing an object in the outlet.
* Never leave a child alone in a
room with a lit candle, portable


heater, lit fireplace, stove, or where
a hot appliance might be in use.
* Wear short or close-fitting sleeves
when cooking.
* Set your hot water temperature
no higher than 120 degrees.
* Install anti-scald valves on show-
er heads and faucets.
Fire Prevention Week is actively
supported by fire departments
across the country. For 85 years
fire departments have observed
Fire Prevention Week, mak-
ing it the longest running public
health and safety observance on
record.
Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention
Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org.
2009 NFPA.


Fire Prevention Week
Schedule of Events
FD Open House
Call 494-6805 (all week)
Mon., Oct. 5, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
Mon., Oct. 5, 10:15 a.m.
Storytime with Sparky at
library (pre-schoolers)

Tues., Oct. 6, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
Tues., Oct. 6,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
BX Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display

Wed., Oct. 7, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
ns at Main Gate

Wed., Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m.
CDC Visit/
Sparkey & Fire Truck
Wed., Oct. 7,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Commissary Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display
Wed., Oct. 7, 4 p.m.
Youth Center Visit
Thurs., Oct. 8, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel at
South Gate
Thurs., Oct. 8,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Clinic Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display


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4 October 2, 2009 Missileer


Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
27


4
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides


11
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides


18
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides
Marina Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
1 p.m.


Monday
28


5
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
with Sparky
10:15 a.m.
Library

12
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Columbus Day Golf
Tournament
8 a.m.
Ope-n \\Wla Scuba


OuldooI"r R,-ilction

19
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
10 a.m.
Library
Job Search Class
10 11:30 a.m.
A&FRC


Tuesday
29


6
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
Airman Financial
Management Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
TAP 3-Day Workshop
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Families in the Know
6:30 7:30 p.m.
A&FRC
13
Bowling Center
Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing


20
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7:30 a.m. at CC AFS
Fitness Center
Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon
A&FRC


Wednesday
30


Thursday
OCT. 1


Friday
2
Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides

Sock Hop
5:30 9:30 p.m.
Golf Course

Teen Night
7 10:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


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7
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
CDC Visit/
Sparkey & Fire Truck
9 10 a.m.
Life Cycle Finances
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Sparky at
Youth Center
4 p.m.
14
College 101 Briefing
9 a.m.
Education Center

Karaoke
4:30 7:30 pm.
Shark Hut


21
Identity Theft Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
A&FRC
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4:30 7:30 pm
Shark Hut


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Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
TAP 3-Day Workshop
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Sponsorship Training
9- 11 a.m.
Bundles for Babies/
Newborn Care Class
6 8 p.m.
A&FRC
15
Leadership Spouse
Seminar
9 a.m. 2 p.m.
A&FRC


22
Nitrox Dive
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Library


Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at South Gate
7 8 a.m.
Applying for AF
Jobs Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Bivouac Competition
11 a.m.
WarFit Field


16
Boss Day Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Bowling Center

Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tide-l

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23
5--Tinlk Advanced
Open Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation
Active Duty
Appreciation Night
5 7 p.m.
Marina
Annual Fall Festival
7 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
3
Safe Boater Course
9:30- 11:30

Sailing Class
12:30 2 p.m.
Outdoor Rec


10
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.

2-Tank Open
Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation


17
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Safe Boater Course,
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Families of Deployed
Disco Bowling
2 4 p.m.
A&FRC at
Bowling Center

24
Club Championship
Golf Course
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


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future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil





NEWS October 2, 2009 Missileer 5



Novel H NI: Preparing for the Flu Season


By 1st Lt.
Jessica Hammiel
45th Medical Group

As flu season nears
and children return
to school, the need
for H1N1 community-
based education and
prevention is crucial.
Novel H1N1 is spread
from person to per-
son primarily through
coughing and sneez-
ing.
Individuals can
also transmit H1N1
through touching their
mouth or nose with
hands contaminated
with the flu virus.
The key symptoms of
Novel H1N1 are cough
or sore throat experi-
enced with a tempera-
ture of greater than
100.5 OF.
Other symptoms
include body aches,
headaches, runny
noses, nausea or
diarrhea.
Although most
people will experience
mild symptoms, some
people are designated
by the Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to be
at higher risk for seri-
ous flu-related com-
plications and should
see a physician when
ill with influenza-like
symptoms:
* Pregnant woman
* Children under
5 years of age
* Children Under the
age of 19 undergo-
ing long-term aspirin
therapy
* Adults over 65 years


of age
* Immuno-compro-
mised individuals
* People with chronic
medical conditions
such as heart and
lung disease, asthma,
or diabetes
* Individuals
experiencing severe
symptoms
There are steps
recommended by the
CDC that you can
take to protect your-
self and others from
Novel H1N1:

1. Most importantly,
stay at home when
you are sick. Adults
and children should
not go to work, day-
care, or school when
they have a fever.
Avoid going to public
places like grocery
stores, the BX, church
or theaters when not
feeling well. Sick par-
ents should not drop
their children off at
daycare or schools.
You should be without
a fever for 24 hours
before returning to
work or school.

2. Cough or sneeze
into a tissue not
into your bare hand.
If a tissue is not avail-
able, sneeze or cough
into your elbow.

3. Wash your hands
frequently. Hands
should be washed
after coughing, sneez-
ing, or shaking hands.
Hand washing should
be done for at least
30 seconds using


warm water and soap. habits. Good health Stay at home when you are
Alcohol-based hand habits reduce your sick. Adults and children
sanitizer can be chances of contracting
used if hands are H1N1 and lessen the should not go to work,
not visibly dirty and severity of illness. Eat daycare, or school when they
hand washing is not nutritious foods, stay have afever.
possible. hydrated, be physical-
ly active, get adequate
4. Disinfect high- rest, and effectively
traffic surfaces that manage stress.




6 October 2, 2009 Missileer


http://www.patrick.af.mil








920 RW to showcase

heroes and hardware during

Cocoa Beach Air Show


October 2, 2009 Missileer 7


PATRICK AIR
FORCE BASE, Fla.
- Air Force Reservists
from the 920th Rescue
Wing here will be high-
lighted at the first ever
Cocoa Beach Air Show
Saturday and Sunday
from noon 3 p.m.
The 920th Rescue
Wing is one of the most
called upon units in
the Air Force Reserve.
Wing members con-
tinually deploy in and
around the world in
support of the Global
War on Terrorism and
other contingencies.
During the 920th


Rescue Wing's dem-
onstration, specta-
tors will see how the
citizen Airmen of the
920th deploy into a
combat zone, support
the NASA mission,
refuel two helicopters
simultaneously while
in flight, and how they
respond to massive
humanitarian efforts
here at home when
nature strikes.
The demonstra-
tion will include
PJs utilizing the
HH-60G Pave Hawk
and the HC-130P/N
Hercules.


The 920th Rescue
Wing performs combat
search and rescue as
its primary mission,
but is also responsible
for civil search and
rescue, humanitarian
relief and support of
all NASA space shuttle
and rocket launches.
To date, the unit has
saved more than 2,000
lives.
Their demonstration
will offer an unprece-
dented 30- minute look
at these United States
Air Force reservists,
their resolve and their
incredible training.


Photo by Master Sgt. Bryan Ripple
An Air Force Reserve HC-130P/N and HH-60G Pave Hawk conduct a
simulated refueling mission in the skies over the Atlantic Ocean off
Cocoa Beach. The 920th Rescue Wing will conduct similar capability
demonstrations during the Cocoa Beach Air Show this weekend from
noon 3 p.m. at Alan Shepard Park along Highway A1A.





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New CDC set to open soon; designed for kids


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Approximately
20 months after the
ground was broken
- May of 2008 to be
exact a brand new,
state-of-the-art Child
Development Center is
getting ready to open
at its new location in
Central Housing.
Currently taking
care of 174 children,
the new facility will
be able to accom-
modate 254 children,
according to Ms.
Susan Pollock, CDC
director.
"Based on the chil-
dren we currently
have on our waiting
list, we expect to be at
capacity for children
ages six weeks to 24
months. We expect to
have some openings
for children ages two
through five years,"
she said.
Ms. Pollock also
said eligible patrons
include active duty
military, Department
of Defense civilian
employees (both NAF
and APF), reservists
on active duty or inac-
tive duty training and
DOD contractors.
The new center
will now offer 31,055
square feet of modern
comfort for her young
visitors, "substantially
bigger" than before,
she said.
"Not only that,
we will now have a
brand-new confer-
ence room and a room


designed solely for
training, which we
have not had in the
past," she said.
"But all our staff
members are very well
trained ... this will
just make it better
for all of us," she said
with a smile.
Aside from moving
into a bigger, newer,
more advanced facil-
ity, Ms. Pollock said
there is also one other
intangible that will
make it better for
everyone.
"The biggest benefit
is that the facility is
being built specifically
for the children," she
said.
"We are creat-
ing quality learning
environments that
will provide natural
lighting, easy access
to age appropri-
ate playgrounds, a
state-of-the-art-
kitchen, child-sized
sinks, toilets, and
water fountains. The
new facility will meet
all current safety, fire
and health require-
ments," she said.
"We are all very
excited about mov-
ing into a new facil-
ity and being able to
meet the child care
demands here at the
45th Space Wing," she
said.
She also said her
office will be asking
for some volunteer
support in the near
future as the move-in
day comes closer.
"Additionally, the
Family Child Care


Ms. Susan Pollock,
left, Child
Development Center
Director, and
Ms. Pamela Jordan,
Airman and Family
Services Flight Chief,
are all smiles as they
look forward to the
opening of the
brand-new 31,000-
plus-square-feet
CDC, following the
ground-breaking cer-
emony (right) that was
held in May of 2008.

Office will relocate
into the new facility
which will be more
convenient for par-
ents in need of child
care. Although we do
not have a firm move
in date at this time,
we will be putting the
word out for volun-
teers to help assemble
furniture and toys in
the near future," she
said.


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October 2, 2009 Missileer 9


Wing Appreciation Day


Photos by Jennifer Macklin
During a Wing Appreciation Day event Sept. 24, Senior Airman Alicia
Laswell, (above left) and Airman Tameika Jennings, both assigned to
the 45th Force Support Squadron, leave the Tides parking lot and head
inside with their free lunch, while others (below) show their dance
moves out on the deck of the "Shark Hut." Wing Appreciation Day was
authorized by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr, commander, 45th Space
Wing, following the successful conclusion of the recent Operational
Readiness Inspection and Unit Compliance Inspection.

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Green Knights

Military Motorcycle Club


The Green Knights
is a safety and service
related group of
motorcyclists that
have two things in
common; an interest
in motorcycling
and Department
of Defense affilia-
tion. Green Knights
Membership includes
military members
(active, reserve and
guard), their depen-
dents, DoD civilians,
Retirees, Military
Contractors, and


anyone else who rou-
tinely rides a motorcy-
cle on the installation.
The Green Knights
are only 10 years old,
yet there is a chap-
ter at most USAF
bases and this con-
cept has spread to
other branches of the
Armed Forces.
The Green Knight
chapter at Patrick
AFB and Cape
Canaveral AFS is offi-
cially recognized as
Chapter 36.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
The next meeting
will be on Tuesday,
Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.
in the Emergency
Management class-
room of Building 710
on Patrick AFB.
If you ride a motor-
cycle and are affili-
ated with the military
in some way there
will probably be some
items of interest for
you at this meeting.
For more details, call
Michael Biggerstaff at
494-4224.





Sports

Marathon Men -

and Woman!
A record 9,969 athletes turned out to race in the
annual Air Force Marathon held recently at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and five of them were
from the 45th Space Wing.
Doing the Wing proud are (L to R) 1st Lt. Brent Bundy,
1st Range Operations Squadron, Staff Sgt. Keith Ray,
45th Civil Engineer Squadron,
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Zambrana, 45th Security Forces
Squadron and, Mr. Kenneth Wright, 1 ROPS.
Also pictured (insert) is
Capt. Catherine Callender, 45th Medical Group.
The events included 5K, 10K, marathon and half marathon
races over courses tracing this historic base where
Wilbur and Orville Wright once perfected the airplane
and the Air Force's newest weapon systems are now
conceived and managed.


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BRIEFS


Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in October
that many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation
Briefing, Oct. 5, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamen-
tals of Resumes Class, Oct. 5, from 1 3 p.m.;
TAP 3-Day Workshop, Oct. 6 8, from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Airman Financial Management Class,
Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Families in the
Know Class, Oct. 6, from 6:30 7:30 pm, Life
Cycle Finances Class, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Oct. 8, from
9 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/Newborn Care
Class, Oct. 8, from 6 8 p.m.; Applying for AF
Jobs Class, Oct. 9, from 9 11 a.m.; Leader-
ship Spouse Seminar, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m.; Families of Deployed Disco Bowling, Oct.
17, from 2 4 p.m.; Job Search Class, Oct. 19,
from 10 11:30 a.m.; Newcomer's Orientation
Briefing, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Iden-
tity Theft Class, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30
p.m.; Families of Deployed Dinner, Oct. 27, from
6 7 p.m.; Commander/ist Sgt Breakfast, Oct.
29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How to Start a Small
Business Class, Oct. 29, from 5 7:30 p.m.; and
a Fundamentals of Interviews Class, Oct. 30,
from 10 11:30 a.m. For more information and
to sign up, call 494-5675.

SAT
The next SAT (for military personnel only)
will be administered at the Education Center
on Oct. 5, starting at 8 a.m. Limited seating
is available. To schedule an appointment, call
494-2071.

2009 Intramural Volleyball Season
The 2009 Intramural Volleyball Season starts
Oct 6. Games will be played on Tuesdays and
Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
in the Patrick AFB Fitness Center gymnasium.
Those interested in participating can enter the
league via the player's pool. Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. For more information,
call 494-4947.

Lunch & Learn
If you are planning on buying lunch at The
Tides on Oct. 7, stick around. Representatives
from Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronau-
tical University, Webster University, Baker Uni-
versity, Ashford University, Kaplan University,
and American Military University will be giving


Apply Now for
Civilian Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance (75 percent) is now
authorized for 45th Space Wing Civilians.
This assistance is obtained via the Education
Center, 45th Force Support Squadron.
As part of the 45th Force Support
Squadron's Mission "developing the force,"
individuals interested in personal and profes-
sional improvement/development may sign
up. Degree or certification plan is required,
funding is limited and the program will work
on a first come, first served basis.
Tuition Assistance must be submitted prior
to class start date. For additional information
contact Ms. Kathy Farris at 494-2071.


a presentation starting at 11 a.m. The event is
open to all military, DoD civilians and depen-
dents. For more information, call the Education
Center at 494-2071.

Bivouac Competition
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will hold a Biv-
ouac Competition on Oct. 9 starting at 11 a.m.
at WarFit Field. This is a timed event that incor-
porates functional fitness to prepare for a "real
world" training scenario. Participants will kayak
1,000 yards, perform a fireman's carry for 100
yards, complete a boot camp obstacle course,
and set up and break down a sandbag barricade.
Commander's Cup Points will be awarded.
Teams must register by COB Oct. 7 at the Pat-
rick AFB Fitness Center front desk. For more in-
formation, call 494-4947.

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host a Kid's Night Out
on Oct. 9, from 6 11 p.m. for grades K-6. It
is Hispanic Night and there will be games, arts
& crafts, sports/fitness, dinner and more. Cost
is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Show your AF Services Card for a $5 discount.
Sign up required by COB Oct. 7. Call 494-4747.

Dive Trips
Outdoor Recreation will hold a 2-tank open
water dive trip on Oct. 10. Cost is only $70 per
person.
There will also be a 3-tank advanced open wa-
ter and nitrox dive trip on Oct. 23. Cost is only


$100 per person.
Trips include boat fees, round trip transpor-
tation and rental gear. Tanks are not included,
but can be rented for $3 each for air and $6
each for nitrox. For more information and to
register, call 494-2042.


Marina Hosts Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall
Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 18. Check-in
time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m. Team priz-
es, closest to the hole, and most accurate drive
are just a few of the prizes that will be awarded.
The marina is also hosting a "burger burn" fol-
lowing the tournament. You can sign up as a
single player or as a team of four.
Cost is only $28 for members, $30 for non-
members, and just $3 for those who want to
attend the "burger burn" only. For more infor-
mation, call 494-7455.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Lobster Fest and Tour Fundraiser
Enjoy a lobster fest and tour the historic
Cape Canaveral lighthouse! The Cape Canav-
eral Lighthouse Foundation will be sponsoring
a tour of the lighthouse along with a lobster fest
on Oct. 28 from 3 7 p.m.
Brigadier General Edward L. "Ed" Bolton will
be the guest speaker, along with his wife, Pa-
tricia. Honorary hosts of the event will be Dr.
Maxwell King, Port Commissioner Ralph Ken-
nedy, and Mayor Rocky Randels.
Members pay $15 and non-members pay
$39 (includes eight-month membership).
Live music will be provided and door prizes will
be given! RSVP on the Foundation's website
www. CanaveralLight. org.

2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery
The Arts & Crafts Center is accepting entries
for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery thru Oct. 15.
The gallery is open to all eligible users adults
and youth.
Each entrant is allowed to enter three arts/
crafts items and three photography items.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the
45th Force Support Squadron website at www.
GoPatrickFL.com. All Patrick AFB entries will
be submitted to Air Force Space Command
for consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For
more information, call 494-4270.


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Manatee Cove Golf Course
494-GOLF

Open Club Championship
Sign up now in the Pro Shop for the Manatee
Cove Golf Course's biggest event of the year
- the Open Club Championship! The event is
open to any player and will be held Oct. 24 and
25, with tee times available each morning.
To compete in the net division, you must have
a handicap established in the Manatee Cove
Golf Course's handicap system or play scratch.
Format is individual low gross/low net and the
championship will be comprised of the follow-
ing flights: Men Open Division (blue tees), Men
Senior Division (50 69 years, white tees), Men
Super Senior Division (70 + years, gold tees),
and Women Open Division (red tees). Second
day pairings will be determined by first day
gross score in flights.
Cost is $25 for Annual Pass players, $35 for
Annual Fee players and $65 for all others. Save
$5 by signing up and paying by close of busi-
ness Oct. 17. Registration is required by close of
business Oct. 21. No refunds after cutoff date.


Guests are encouraged to attend. Players have
the option to prepay for carts for both days when
they sign up. Walking is permitted. Fee does not
include cart, food or beverages.
An awards/steak dinner will be available for
$10 per person. Please reserve your steak(s) dur-
ing tournament sign up. Awards will be given
for 1st and 2nd Place low gross/low net in each
flight. Awards may be reduced by flights depend-
ing on participation. Ties will be determined by a
sudden death playoff starting on hole #1 for 1st
Place low gross/low net; 2nd Place ties will be
determined by matching of cards starting with
the #1 handicap hole. For more information, call
494-GOLF.

Columbus Day Bramble
Sign up now for the Manatee Cove Golf
Course's Columbus Day Bramble on Oct. 12,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format: Two-
Person Low Net Better Ball with a twist! Both
players tee off and you select the best tee shot of
the two. From there you each play your own ball.
On the par 3's, you will play your own ball for
the entire hole. Players will receive 100 percent
of their adjusted handicap. Sign up by Oct. 10.




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